Lake Singletary Watershed Association
Dedicated to the Preservation and Protection of Lake Singletary and its Watershed
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Last update - 4/13/2014
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It’s that time of year again, when we’re greeted with frosty mornings and quickly fading daylight hours. Our course is plotted directly towards another winter. Looking astern, the warm glow of the past summer has faded over the horizon. All that remains of summer are the fond memories of good times on and around the water with friends and family, and maybe the winterization and storage bill for your boat. I can only hope everyone had as much fun sharing and enjoying the lake as we did.

The opportunities afforded by our lake, especially in the warm season, seem to draw us together with Lake Singletary as our conduit and common bond. Many people, new to our lake community, tell me how many friends they’ve made in their first season on the water. I usually relate my story, that if you lived in a subdivision with 150 houses, you would be lucky to make friends with your few immediate neighbors. In contrast, the 150 families that live here are all connected by the water and the social and recreational activities it provides. Since my wife and I moved here, many of our closest friendships have been formed on and around the lake. The Lake Singletary Watershed Association also provides venues for member socialization through events like The Spring Wing Ding, Earth Day Cleanup, The Fourth of July Boat Parade and The Annual Rafting Party, all of which are run without cost to the association by our innovative social committee.

This past summer we successfully treated the lake for an algae bloom, Eurasian water milfoil and various nuisance weeds. Unfortunately, we were unable to treat for Cabomba Caroliniana, common name Fanwort, due to the State’s inability to approve the use of the new herbicide needed, Clipper, in time for treatment. Fanwort is currently the most prolific non-native invasive weed species in our lake. The good news is that Clipper will be approved for use next season. The bad news is we’re estimating a treatment of over 40 acres at a projected cost of $650 to $750 an acre. That’s in addition to our normal weed and algae treatments. In an attempt to offset some of the association’s cost for maintaining our great resource we have formed a new committee to explore possible municipal funding sources. This year it’s more important than ever that everyone attend their annual town meetings to support the funding initiatives the LSWA will be proposing.

The inevitable coming of the winter is not all doom and gloom, as it offers many unique possibilities for outdoor activities, just with more clothes on. With the typical winter freeze, traversing the lake on an ATV or snowmobile, cross country skiing, skating, ice fishing, or just walking across the ice on a sunny day are experiences only the winter can offer. So like it or not we just have to make the best of this winter and look ahead to next summer. So as I sadly watch the sun fade, the leaves fall, the temperature dip and the last of the boats pulled from the
lake as the water recedes from the drawdown, this year I’m not going to let the winter doldrums sink my spirits. Not just buoyed by memories of this past great summer, but actually making an effort to embrace what winter has to offer.  How many days till next spring?
 
Paul Kawolis
LSWA President
 

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Last update - 02/04/2013
Practice Makes Perfect
Sutton Deputy Fire Chief Jim Galanos and the Sutton Fire/Rescue team practice emergency boating resques on Lake Singletary.